3 Players With Huge Decisions To Make on Qualifying Offer

There were 14 players who received Qualifying Offers from their major league teams as they get set to hit free agency. The QO is set at $19.65M for the coming season. A pretty hefty salary for most. But for a good chunk of those 14, it's a no-brainer to decline the QO, as they've got some huge multi-year deals coming their way in free agency. 

Not so, perhaps, for these three guys. They have until Tuesday Nov. 15th at 4pm ET to accept or decline the offer. 

Tyler Anderson, Los Angeles Dodgers

The 33-year-old has made $17.6M throughout his seven-year career. Now he's been offered a tick under $20M for one season. He'd be crazy not to take it, right? Maybe not. After his sensational 2.57 ERA helped save the Dodgers' rotation this season, he's already got some interest from other teams. 

It's also said that the Dodgers have interest in re-signing Anderson. He's got a tough decision to make, and most observers expect he could lean towards accepting the $19.65M QO.

Martin Perez, Texas Rangers

Another former back-end of the rotation starter who had a career year, Perez is in a similar situation to Anderson. His 2.89 ERA was nearly two runs better than his 10-year career mark going into last season. His peripherals aren't sparkling, as he doesn't strike out a lot of batters, and he's prone to give up some walks. 

But there was already word coming out last week that the Rangers were working on a two-year extension with Perez, but that the two sides weren't close. 

Perez made just $4M last season, so the $19.65M would represent quite the pay raise for 2023. At this point, he's likely to accept. 

Joc Pederson, San Francisco Giants

Pederson needs to find out quickly—he has six days remaining—if there's a multi-year deal out there for him. He signed one year free agent deals each of the last two winters, for $7M and $6M

He's earned $25M in his nine years in the majors, and could come close to matching that in one season by accepting the Giants' QO. It could be hard for him to resist the $19.65M, despite his desire for a multi-year deal. 

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